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Rebuilding Your Norristown Business After a Natural Disaster | SERVPRO® of Norristown

2/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee reviewing restoration plans on tablet with business owner SERVPRO of Norristown knows the commercial restoration process inside and out. Here are some of our tips on choosing the right restoration company.

Have you created a business disaster plan?

If you’re a new business owner, you might not understand how important it is to have a plan in place to deal with disasters like fires or floods. Starting before you need a disaster plan is vital, so now is a good time to put together the steps you’ll take if a fire or flood impacts your business.

But the shock of a disaster actually impacting your business can make it difficult to navigate even the most thorough plans. That’s where working with a disaster restoration expert can make a difference.

Spurring Your Business Forward After a Disaster

Because our SERVPRO location is a locally owned business, we want to ensure businesses in our community have what they need to succeed. Here’s some of the best advice we can give business owners working to restore after a disaster:

Go back to your disaster plan. The shock of going through a natural disaster can make it difficult to focus. This is why your disaster plan is so important. Follow the steps you’ve already laid out. That can even include moving to a backup location.

Document everything that happened. Before you begin cleaning up your business, you’ll want to take photographs of the damage and inventory any damaged items. Your insurance company will need this information.

Stay in contact with your community. Technology makes it easy to reach out to your suppliers, your employees, your customers and your community. You can make phone calls and use your marketing email list and social media accounts to reach everyone.

Don’t neglect your needs. It’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying constantly, but you won’t make the best decisions if you’re tired or stressed. That’s why business owners going through a disaster need to prioritize getting plenty of rest, eating healthy foods and talking with people you trust.

Partner with a strong support system. Because there are so many aspects of the process to manage, it’s best to work with trusted community partners who foster strong communication.

If a fire, flood or any other cause damages your business, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.

Our Specialists Can Clean Up Your Fire Damaged Property In Lower Providence Township

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning Up Commercial Fire Damage In Lower Providence Township

We know how devastating fire damage can be to a residential property and it can be even more so when a service-industry business such as a restaurant or physician's practice is affected. The longer the premises cannot open to serve customers or patients, the more livelihoods that are affected.
When SERVPRO receives a call for commercial fire damage clean up in Lower Providence Township, we start the restoration process during the first phone call; the technician gathers information regarding the type of fire damage and commercial property affected, so our service vans arrive stocked with the necessary equipment to get started immediately upon arrival.
SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified in fire and water damage restoration and make suggestions regarding the removal or restorability of both building materials and property contents affected by smoke and soot damage. Charred materials such as drywall, are removed with the permission of the property owner as they can retain unpleasant smoke odors.
If the fire was localized in a specific area, our technicians put up barriers to stop the spread of soot and speed up the drying process from any excess moisture left from extinguishing the fire. The cleaning process is meticulous, and the methods our technicians use depends on the type of residue left behind by the items in the fire. Synthetics and rubbers tend to leave heavy residues while wood and organic materials leave much lighter films on surfaces. There can be different types of smoke residues in the same room that require the use of wet or dry sponges and solutions for complete cleaning.
No one wants to come into a business that smells like smoke, even a bit. SERVPRO technicians have odor control equipment that can neutralize foul odors such as thermal fogging. It works in the same manner as smoke, but a heated solvent solution is delivered as a fog to penetrate anywhere the smoke went and eliminating odors.
SERVPRO of Norristown knows that every minute your business cannot be open is money lost. Our emergency response crews are available 24/7 to mitigate commercial fire damage to your property. Call us at (610) 272-8520, and our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Flood Damage In Norristown

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

How Can I Be Sure My Norristown Shop is Clean After Flooding?

SERVPRO cleaning technicians on our team have potent biocides and disinfecting products that can offer peace of mind after potential contamination of your Norristown business.

It is hard for spaces like your Norristown shop to feel the same after substantial storm and flood disasters have occurred. Despite how devastating that these emergencies might initially feel, a prompt response from qualified our restoration professionals can leave these flood losses, “Like it never even happened.”

Much of the recovery of flood damage to your Norristown shop centers around penetrative cleaning practices that go beyond the surface layers. Thorough and intricate cleaning practices remove contamination and bacterial threats that can often accompany natural flooding scenarios. Our SERVPRO team has potent cleaning and chemical agents to address pathogens, bacteria, and soiling of your shop after flooding.

What products can help restore your business after flood losses?

    •    Antibacterial agents
    •    Chlorine cleaners
    •    Deodorizers
    •    Botanical cleaning products

It is our business to get you back in business. Give our SERVPRO of Norristown team a call at (610) 272-8520.

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Is Water Damage Being Stored in Norristown Storage Facilities

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A little water and humidity can damage items in storage units. Call SERVPRO for Fast and Effective Remediation

Commercial Water Damage Norristown – Flooded Floors

Heavy rains can cause water to accumulate inside buildings in situations where there is improper drainage. A storage facility with a variety of products stored on the floor to ceiling shelving may only have an inch or so of water on the cement floors. However, if the not quickly clearing the water and lowering the humidity, the packaging and the products can be damaged even though water did not touch the packaging.

SERVPRO provides commercial water damage recovery services to Norristown and surrounding areas. Fast action in situations where water is covering the floor can significantly limit the damage to the structure as well as products. Our teams are available on a 24 / 7 basis and can usually be on-site in less than four hours. Removing standing water and lowering the humidity is a high priority for our teams to protect your products and limit the downtime for your company.

Storage Facilities Present Unique Challenges

We remove standing water with water extractors. It is essential to check for remaining moisture pockets under shelving, desks, and cabinets. Eliminating these moisture pockets and reducing the overall humidity in the building is essential. We deploy large air movers to circulate air within the building to absorb moisture. We use truck-mounted dehumidification machines. External truck-mounted air movers are used to extract moist air from the building and replace it with dry outside air.

Paper products or packaging immersed in the water may have absorbed moisture. Typically, these are products on the bottom shelves of floor to ceiling shelving. SERVPRO checks and removes all potentially damaged packaging. We inventory each item while removing it to provide a record for insurance claims and inventory control.

Since floor to ceiling shelving is challenging to remove, SERVPRO deploys specialized air movers to direct air under the bottom shelves. We adapt our solutions to fit your environment so that you can return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Wetherills Corner, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Here is What You Should Do for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Norristown

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

Take advantage of our Emergency Ready Plan by completing a profile. Feel confident that an emergency will be handled according to your specifications.

Commercial Water Removal Norristown – Emergency Response Planning

Most business owners do not have an emergency response plan. Not even the necessary information about whom to call in an emergency, where are the main shut off points for water, power, and gas? What should you and your employees do if the water is leaking from a broken pipe and flooding the building? Where is the main shut off and who has the key if the valve is in a locked room?

SERVPRO provides commercial water removal services to Norristown and the surrounding areas. We can respond in less than four hours on a 24 /7 basis to assist your company deal with water emergencies of all types. When we arrive at your building, it is beneficial to meet with the person in charge who has access to the building and knows where the main shutoff is for the water main, electricity, and gas if needed. This information saves valuable time. Delays may cause the amount of water damage to increase significantly.

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile Plan

Time is always essential whenever there is an emergency. When there is water damage, the longer the leak continues, the more damage the water can do to your building, machines, raw materials inventory, and finished goods. Also, recovery time can increase, and your business sales, revenue, fulfillment, and customer service are significantly impacted. Many business owners never recover financially after a long period recovering from an emergency water damage event.

Our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan can help to minimize the downtime after a water damage event. Customers can begin by developing a profile that puts critical information at your fingertips. During a disaster, this information is readily available and can be passed along to your SERVPRO partner to enable our response to be that much faster. Primary contact, primary areas, shutoff locations, decision-makers, and more readily available can make a huge difference in recovery time.

Feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our SERVPRO SMR sales and marketing reps to discuss developing an Emergency READY Profile Plan to be ready for any disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Wills Corner, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Our Experts When You Need Prompt Water Removal in Lower Providence Township

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Our water damage technicians have years of experience and are certified by the IICRC call us right away to prevent further damage.

Lower Providence Township Food Court Resumes Services after Prompt Commercial

As people sip their coffee and have their mid-morning snacks, it is hard to tell that the Lower Providence Township food court they are in was covered in inches of water the previous night. A joint in a supply pipe gave way, releasing thousands of gallons of water covering almost the entire premises, including the kitchen and seating area.

After assessing the situation, it was clear to the owner that assistance from commercial water removal professionals in Lower Providence Township was the best way to resolve the issue. Our SERVPRO crews understand how crucial it is to restore normal services within a short time after such an incident. In a case like this involving clean water and minimal physical damage to contents and the structure, it is possible to get a positive outcome in a matter of hours.

Of great concern was water intrusion into hard-to-reach areas such as subfloors and wall cavities or absorption by materials that would require elaborate drying procedures. Finding a tiled floor was reassuring to our WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, but we still had to confirm that no water penetrated below the surface. Our SERVPRO crews are usually equipped with different moisture detection tools, including Thermal Cameras and Borescopes, with which we established no presence of water in concealed areas. After confirmation, we still needed to expedite extraction to prevent any further penetration, and our truck-mounted water extractors came in handy.

Even though the water damage may be from a clean source, the premises might end up dirty nevertheless. Dust and light sediments had collected at the areas where water pooled in the food court, so apart from removing the water, there was a need to clean. Our SERVPRO team uses water extractors with a pump, heater, and vacuum function, which help with both extracting and cleaning. We also have rotary floor cleaning equipment.

A water spill at any workplace is highly disruptive. Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 to carry out expedited water removal restoring your establishment to pre-incident conditions, "Like it never even happened."

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How SERVPRO Remediates Commercial Water Damage in Providence

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to reduce the amount of downtime with commercial water damage. Call us today!

Commercial Water Damage Lower Providence Town

For commercial business properties, downtime is always one of the most critical elements to consider. When there is water damage, business owners want to understand how long business operations are going to be on hold? What is going to happen to all of the business content? How is it going to be moved? Where are these items going to be stored and when can their building be re ready to resume operation?

SERVPRO is very experienced in dealing with commercial water damage events in Lower Providence Township. We understand the urgency for businesses to recover from water damage situations and resume normal operations. Our crew chief evaluates every scenario and proposes solutions that can efficiently get the job done. Everything is discussed with the owner beforehand.

Cleaning and Staging

Where possible, every water damaged item is cleaned and dried before being moved. In many situations, contents are moved to initial staging areas for cleaning and drying. Once this step is complete, we move all of the contents to a final staging area for storage. SERVPRO would prefer all contents to be stored on-site in a dry area. On-site storage minimizes moving items multiple times. Tracking and record keeping is also efficient.


Our technicians inventory all items before being moved. The condition is noted and also where the item is stored. Records are updated with the latest location, once the item is cleaned and dried. There are several reasons for this detailed tracking.

SERVPRO understands that insurance companies require information about all damages and efforts required to complete the job. Owners also require retrieval of various items from time to time as the job progresses. Accurate tracking and record-keeping enable these items to be sorted for the owner as needed.

We track and account for all removed items from the structure. SERVPRO must also provide insurance coverage for all items staged or moved to temporary areas.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Trooper, Evansburg, Audubon, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage Restoration Start to Finish

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

We love hearing from our customers!

When the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg suffered water damage they called our SERVPRO team. We responded quickly to clean up the water and we also completed the restoration work and rebuild. We appreciate the great testimonial letter below.


On Sunday morning, January 20, the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center discovered a disaster of amazing proportions: 18 inches of water filled the entire ground floor of exhibit, office and gift shop space.

SERVPRO was called and within the hour they had someone there preparing for a team who arrived within two hours with water-vacs, fans and dehumidifiers which were promptly set up and operating.

SERVPRO personnel were extremely customer oriented, informative and willing to do whatever I needed them to do. The mitigation moved forward as they described, and I was very pleased with the progress and efforts they made.

We also hired SERVPRO for the re-build and that process was done to our satisfaction. Ron Kushner was a pleasure to work with. Ron was efficient, customer oriented and attentive to the many details which needed to be coordinated and accomplished.

I would strongly recommend SERVPRO to anyone else facing a disaster clean-up similar to our situation, from mitigation to full recovery.

David Luz
Executive Director

Commercial Fire Damage Leaves an Antiques Store in Lower Providence Township with Soot-Related Issues

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

We care about your antique shop's valuable items and will work around the clock to restore them.

Commercial Fire Damage in Lower Providence Township 

Collecting items that you are sure can catch the eye of future customers visiting your antique store in Lower Providence Township takes time and ongoing research to maintain your business' profitability. The ever-changing variety you offer to the public can take a drastic hit in the event of a disaster.

When tourists visit the shops in Lower Providence Township during your shop's closure due to commercial fire damage, you can face a significant drop in profits. Regaining these lost funds might prove impossible when tourists move on to different areas. We can help you reduce the amount of time your shop remains closed after a fire took place by mitigating the damage and restoring your inventory.

The methods we use to get your doors open again also reduce the amount of damage to your inventory. We use today's latest breakthroughs in technology to restore a large assortment of valuable things from the past. Our SERVPRO services significantly reduce the amount of work requiring a conservator's assistance, as well as your related expenses.

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified Odor Control Technician works on making your business smell as it should. Depending on the situation, including the majority of furnishings inside your antique shop, either ultra-low volume (ULV) or thermal foggers neutralize the solid and liquid substances making the odors you want to destroy.

Before this begins, several technicians work with you on preparing the items needing restoration services to regain their preloss condition. We set pieces aside that require a conservator and start making an inventory of the others. We pack each item in clean, ink-free paper and then pack these items into boxes. We want to fill each box full, so its contents remain secure but not over-packed.

While fire damage restoration and deodorization take place in your store, we work on restoring your inventory with the use of ultrasonic water baths, as well as hand-tools used to remove soot and soiling from surfaces. When needed, deodorization takes place, as well.

SERVPRO of Norristown is always ready with the tools and equipment needed to keep you in business. Call (610) 272-8520 to put tailored services to work for you in Evansburg and Bethel Hill.

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Our Fast Response Will Restore Your Norristown Laundromat After A Water Damage Issue

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (610) 272-8520 and leave the rest to our restorers.

Get Quick Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Norristown Laundromat

The risk of water damage happening in a laundromat is high because of the many washers present. One or more faulty washing machines can cause water to pool in your laundromat. Supply hose leaks are the leading cause of a washing machine water loss.

Supply hose failure can occur due to a poor connection to the wall or washing machine, or aging of the hose, making it brittle. When such an incident occurs in your laundromat, it is essential to hire a company that offers commercial water cleanup services in Norristown such as SERVPRO. The intake hoses of washing machines are high flow lines and may output more than 600 gallons of water per hour, which can run until someone turns off the main water switch off. If the leak occurred after business hours, there may be a significant volume of water in your laundromat.

The main concern when there is water damage in a business premise is loss of revenue. Your customers can take their laundry elsewhere until you dry the premises. The first step after water a water loss incident should be extracting the water. Your approach to water cleanup should be complete, quick, and effective. SERVPRO franchise professionals can assist you to extract water using extractors like wet/dry vacuums and pumps while ensuring that your business operations are not affected that much.

Our technicians monitor and document the drying process extensively to ensure fast restoration. Fast action helps reduce water cleanup and repair expenses while increasing the chances of restoring the affected areas like floors and walls to their pre-water damage condition. We can also use advanced inspection tools like moisture meters to determine the extent of the damage. With these tools, we can determine if there’s moisture in the walls and floors. If moisture is present, we can use air movers to enhance evaporation and then use dehumidification equipment to extract the moisture from the air. Once the moisture levels are the same as they were before the damage occurred, we remove the drying equipment.

When you need water cleanup services, SERVPRO of Norristown is ready to help you. We make your emergency our priority so that your business operations do not suffer. Call us at (610) 272-8520 and leave the rest to our restorers.

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Water Damage Remediation in Your Norristown Business Works Only Under These Conditions

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

If your business is suffering from excess water, you require effective water removal services. Contact our SERVPRO team for a quick reply.

Commercial Water Removal Quickly Makes Floors Safe Again in Your Norristown Factory

When machines in your Norristown factory break down and malfunction, you call the repairman licensed for that piece of equipment. When a water line slips loose from its fitting and floods your floor with water, you need someone who can fix the problem.

Working conditions that include a factory floor covered in water can put your employees at risk, making it crucial that Norristown commercial water removal and restoration experts arrive quickly. SERVPRO's specialists come prepared with both the needed equipment and tools but also IICRC-based training. Restoring safe working conditions is crucial for your factory in preventing workplace accidents and keeping production quotas in focus. Additionally, our teams help you avoid any unnecessary loss of both inventory and raw materials by helping your employees move these items to safer locations.

Extracting lost water requires one of our truck-mounted pumps when the amount is considerable. For smaller spills and post-pump work, we use hand-held units. These also remove large amounts of water along baseboards where water tension holds water, and also in smaller locations where our larger-sized pumps would not fit.

Mopping up the last traces of moisture can still leave floors damper than what we would like. Trapped water that found its way under machines too heavy or bulky to easily move, inside walls, under counters, and other spaces require different methods. We can drain some areas, like walls and then air them out with an Injectidry system. Other areas must air dry, so we speed the process up with air movers and desiccant machines.

Drying the air of moisture that comes originates from lost water protects working parts in machinery as well as more simple aspects of your plant. Hinges, windows, and any other locations that contain metal can more readily corrode and rust, making them difficult to function properly. We can help keep this minor problem from becoming a constant headache for everyone who works at your business.

SERVPRO of Norristown's goal is to get your factory in Audubon, Evansburg, or Norriton dry again to help prevent additional damage and slip and fall accidents. Call us at (610) 272-8520, so we can make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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Some Ways to Avoid Increasing Costs During the Water Damage Remediation Process in Your Norristown Business

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

When a pipe bursts, usually a great deal of water winds up in places that need to be dry. Should your business face water damage, contact SERVPRO.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Norristown Bakery

A pipe bursting or a water leak can lead to costly damage in your Norristown bakery. Once you discover you need a plumbing repair, drain repair, or water line repair, time is of the essence. That is why you need to help of a professional water mitigation service.
Commercial water damage in Norristown of any kind in your business is something you don’t want to waste time figuring out what to do. Your daily operations may be interrupted, and that can mean lost business. Our experts at SERVPRO understand this, so we do not hesitate to get to you once you call us for help.
Once we repair the issue and remove any standing water, SERVPRO staff use air movers to enhance evaporation at the surface level and lower the drying time to prevent further damage. The air touching a material that is saturated, such as carpet, has high humidity. Air movers introduce airflow at the surface level and replace the air which is highly saturated with drier air to speed up evaporation.
We position enough air movers to create airflow over all the wet surfaces. When the lower portion of several walls is wet, including wet drywall behind baseboards, enough air movers are put into the position to make a vortex of circular airflow around the walls. The vortex is maintained by the air movers positioned close to each wall to the point of almost touch at an angle, depending on whether centrifugal air movers or axial fans are used.
The air movers are placed pointing int eh same direction, usually clockwise, with one being put in place for every ten to sixteen linear feet along the walls. These machines can operate in several different positions, which offers us flexibility in how we direct the airflow.
To direct airflow horizontally, we operate the air move flat on the floor. For drying walls, we put the air movers around the perimeter at a forty-five-degree angle, inlet facing the wall, to make a circular and turbulent airflow.
SERVPRO of Norristown has all the right tools to help you restore your business in Audubon, Trooper, or Wetherills Corner after a water damage emergency. Call us any time of day or night by dialing (610) 272-8520, so we can assist you in getting your building looking like nothing ever happened.

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How Restoration Companies Remove Water From Your Lower Providence Township Business

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water on flooring can cause secondary damage. SERVPRO can quickly and effectively remove the water.

Communication in Commercial Water Removal for Lower Providence Township Business

If you are running a busy company, the pressures are not solely on you and your staff. The building itself is put under significant stress as well. That's why it is not uncommon for the physical structure to give out causing unforeseen damages. These can cause a loss of revenue, but the important thing is to keep calm and address the problem as quickly as possible using a local restoration service.

When we carry out commercial water removal in Lower Providence Township, we bring with us decades of experience and expertise. Having the know-how is only one part of the job. We have learned at SERVPRO that being able to communicate with the management is essential to getting a job done with the minimum amount of fuss. 

As soon as we receive your call, we can send out a team of technicians to the job site. A project manager can speak with you directly to keep you informed of work outcomes as well as to listen to any special requirements you may have. Having a two-way conversation has proven to be invaluable to our service as it allows us to factor in aspects that are unique to your business. 

In some cases, standing water may rise above levels of two inches. SERVPRO has access to fully submersible gas powered pumps, which can whisk away moisture into a sewer opening. That allows us to remove vast amounts in a short space of time and reduces the risk of permanent damages to floorboards or carpets caused by water saturation. 

Getting rid of water fast is easy. However, doing so without causing any further damage to the carpets, floorboards or furniture requires attention to detail and careful planning. We use truck-mounted extractors where there are significant amounts of standing water. For smaller buildings, we can bring in portable extractors with wands to precisely target different areas. 

We may take several runs over a specific area to ensure it dries properly. SERVPRO is also a mold remediation specialist. Over the years, we have seen many cases where water removal was not thorough enough, and patches of mold have built up in damp spots. We strive to make sure that does not happen to your business by bringing in moisture meters and dehumidifiers to check and dry the affected area. 

Standing water is a significant health and safety issue that could impact your revenue, contact SERVPRO of Norristown for an immediate assessment. Dial (610) 272-8520 now.

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Commercial Flood Damage Experts In Norristown Discuss Safety During Restoration

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Any time a severe thunderstorm makes its way to Norristown, flooding can occur.

Commercial Flood Damage Experts

Any time a severe thunderstorm makes its way to Norristown, flooding can occur. Thunderstorms bring about high-speed winds and excessive rains in short amounts of time. When water builds up outside, it can easily make its way into your office building, ruining items inside the structure. Tree branches and rocks can get taken by the fast winds and thrown into windows or exterior walls creating holes for rainwater to enter. When things get broken inside your place of business, it can make your workplace dangerous for you and your employees. When structural components get saturated, they often lose their structural integrity which can create safety hazards.

Any time a disaster strikes your office complex, various types of safety issues need to be addressed for all of the occupants to be 100% safe. As soon as we arrive at the scene of commercial flood damage in Norristown, we take measures to identify any potential safety hazards. We know that keeping your business functioning during the restoration process is vital. However, for your company to remain operating our SERVPRO experts must first make sure the building is safe for our workers and yours.

Several hazards could exist when a property is damaged by water. Personal hazards involve confined spaces, chemical safety, slip, trip and fall issues. Environmental hazards include hazardous materials, structural hazards, and electrical hazards. Biohazards on a job site can include infectious wastes and mold.

As soon as our SERVPRO restoration crew arrives at your office, we begin assessing the safety of the building. We ask you or an experienced employee about any known safety issues. We then begin a safety evaluation that is unique to each situation. We know that every structure is built differently and that every storm can cause various types of damage to structural components.

Before beginning any work, our SERVPRO technicians complete a safety evaluation. The evaluation consists of a safety checklist that includes a long list of potential hazards to investigate. The next time a storm floods out your office complex, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 24/7.

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Avoid Losses With Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services In East Norriton

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

If you have experienced fire damage in your business, there is a need to put behind the devastating experience as soon as you can.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

If you have experienced fire damage in your business, there is a need to put behind the devastating experience as soon as you can. Apart from the apparent damage that the fire, soot and smoke causes, you still have to deal with water damage challenges that result from fire extinguishing efforts. If you don't take quick action, then your East Norriton business is likely to make losses.

When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning your East Norriton property, inspecting the site and identifying the type of smoke residues is among the first steps. The inspection also helps us to identify the areas we are going to clean and then choose the most appropriate restoration methods to use. Then we capture and remove the residues - we do this with the help of fluids or air that suspend the particles.

Vacuuming is one of the ways we use when removing particles that are loosely attached to surfaces. For this process to be efficient, the target particles should be dry. After this process, we can introduce wet cleaning procedures such as dissolving. Our SERVPRO technicians use dissolving in instances where the soil particles are attached to the surface. The process loosens the bond, and it is easy to suspend the particles on a cleaning product. If we decide to use dissolving, we might first determine whether the particles are water-soluble; otherwise, we use solvent-based cleaning agents to do the job. After that, we wash, rinse and dry the surfaces. After capturing, we follow the state and local requirements to dispose of the residues.

Cleaning does not address the unpleasant odors that develop in the structure, and it is essential to perform deodorization to address such issues. Covering the smells with a fragrance is not advisable, so we use ULV Foggers or Thermal Foggers that dispense deodorant solutions which neutralize the odor-causing particles.

SERVPRO of Norristown has a proven record in water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration. For help, call us at (610) 272-8520 and make your property “Like it never even happened.”

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Professional Restoration To Flood Damages At Your Norristown Gym

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Extracts Water from Gyms--Making Local Norristown Athletes Stronger

Water Extraction Mitigates Damage to Commercial Properties

Norristown has seen its fair share of harsh winters over the last few years. While this might be par for the course regarding what business owners here could expect, you might not always remain completely aware of the damage that heavy snowfall could have done to the roof of your gym over this span of time.

When structural elements like your roof get compromised, the initial damage might be small and seemingly insignificant. As these vulnerable points allow water penetration in smaller amounts, the situation continues to worsen until entire portions of your roof support become too weak to continue holding back the pressure of the water trying to get in. Soon the building gets exposed to any rainfall that might be in the forecast, and your Norristown gym finds itself experiencing flood damages.
While you might have an excellent maintenance staff and custodial team, they cannot ever adequately prepare for the destructive and widespread nature of internal flooding. The best decision that you can make in a circumstance like this is to contact our experienced SERVPRO technicians to help you remove the water present in your facility, and work quickly to restore the damage before it has an opportunity to worsen.
In some cases, the severity of the damage to your roof might need to get repaired before our restoration efforts can begin, as any work that our SERVPRO team might do could get negated by another passing storm when the holes in the roof persist. Once a commercial contractor has remedied this issue, our professionals can quickly get to work on restoring the damage still present in the building to help you get the doors of your business back open to the fitness conscious members of the community you serve.
Flooding might happen in a variety of ways, but its destructive and damaging presence is universal to every business and home that it impacts. You can always trust SERVPRO of Norristown to help you overcome any issues you have in your building and restore the damage that a flood has left behind. Give us a call anytime at (610) 272-8520.

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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Your Norristown Business

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

If the pipes on your commercial water heater spring a leak or if the unit has another problem which causes water damage, contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Water Damage at Your Business to Properly Calculate Necessary Equipment for Efficient Remediation

When you frequently need to heat the water in your building in Norristown, you want systems which are dependable. Your business needs a water heater for normal operations, from heating to cleaning up to cooking, you cannot be without a working water heater. Plus, if this appliance should fail, you have a big mess on your hands to clean up.
Whether it is a slow leak or a burst, your water heater can create a great deal of commercial water damage to your Norristown business. You cannot afford much downtime, so leaving the cleanup job to professionals is essential. At SERVPRO, our trained staff is always standing by to help you out when your business is going through a water damage disaster.
After the standing water is extracted from your property, we need to calculate requirements for dehumidifiers so we can thoroughly dry the structure. We consider both the capacity of the dehumidifier and the nature of the environment.
One factor which defines the nature of the environment is how much absorbent or porous materials are present like unfinished wood, carpeting, and paper. The more absorbent materials present, the more moisture that is absorbed and has to evaporate when air movement is applied. Water damage that affects a lot of porous materials increases the need for more dehumidification for balancing evaporation.
SERVPRO staff also need to determine the class of water damage. Other factors, such as how much structural damage there is and whether water is trapped in the ceiling and wall cavities help us to determine this. To know how many dehumidifiers are needed for the initial setup, we figure out the class of water damage. We do this by looking at how many porous items are wet, instead of by the category, or cleanliness, of the water.
We also measure dehumidifier capacity by either the number of cubic feet of air the dehumidifier conditions per minute or by how many gallons of water removed in twenty-four hours under standard AHAM test conditions.
SERVPRO of Norristown works quickly but efficiently to dry your property in West Norriton, Trooper, or Bethel Hill back out. We understand that time is money, so when you call us at (610) 272-8520, we do not hesitate to help you get your business back in order.

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Taking Care Of Commercial Water Damage In Your Norristown Factory Quickly

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can be very costly to your Norristown factory.

Taking Care Of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage can be very costly to your Norristown factory. When you have a pipe burst or a leak in your plumbing, it can not only harm your merchandise but also to the actual structure. The damage can add up quickly if it is not taken care of, with additional damage such as mold growth happening within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. It's essential to keep an eye on your plumbing so you can spot a leak before it gets worse.

Commercial water damage in your Norristown business can put a stop to your daily operations as a whole. At SERVPRO, we are available anytime you need us because we realize that these emergencies never happen at a convenient time. We have the equipment, training, and experience to take care of water intrusion of any kind.

When we arrive at your business, we take care and consideration of all of your concerns and needs for your business. First, we secure the site so we can safely assess the extent of the water damage. Then we begin water extraction procedures right away using large, truck-mounted pumps. If needed, we remove carpet pads and take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

Using our state of the art equipment which includes industrial-strength dehumidifiers and blowers, we dry out any walls, floors, carpeting, and ceilings which were affected. IT equipment, water-damaged machinery, furniture, personal belongings, and other items which are movable are taken off-site where they can be cleaned safely and even taken apart if we need to. They are dried, cleaned, and put back together in top running order. Our goal is to restore whenever we can instead of replacing.

After cleanup, drying, and disinfection of the area is complete, we make any necessary repairs and restore paint, flooring, walls, woodwork, ceilings, and any other exterior or interior structural elements that were damaged.

SERVPRO of Norristown gets you back in business fast. If your factory in Evansburg, Wetherills, or Audobon should ever suffer from a water damage emergency, give us a call at (610) 272-8520 right away at so we can have you up back and running again quickly.

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Commercial Water Removal Helps Flooded Grocery and Food Stores in Norristown Reopen Again

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians are ready to remediate any size water disaster quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO’s Rapid Response Can Help Minimize Additional Damage

Food stores and deli shops have a high level of responsibility to provide safe and nutritious edible goods to the public in Norristown. Keeping your facility clean from top to bottom requires substantial input from your employee base. However, no matter how much work goes into keeping your store in sparkling condition, a barrage of water can ruin your employees' hard work.

Grocers and deli store owners in Norristown who use commercial water removal services after an emergency involving water recover substantially faster than similarly affected businesses that fail to engage professional services from a restoration company. Water emergencies escalate quickly, and a rapid response makes it easier to contain the problem and reduce the amount of damage experienced.

SERVPRO technicians' experience and skills keep them ready to remediate any size water disaster successfully. Removing the water that threatens your business starts with assessing the level of contamination. We rate water that came from outside your building as Category 3, the highest level possible, because of the amount of contamination from streets and parking lots, sewage, and other pollutants.

While Category 1 water does not create an intense sense of urgency for sanitation, Category 2 does, but not at the same level as Category 3. It is crucial to know that water can change categories when they absorb contaminants from your building's materials and contents. Water classified as Category 1 or 2 comes from inside your business, but if it sits long enough, that same water can change to a Category 3 flood, requiring additional work.

Our technicians, some certified by the IICRC as Commercial Drying Specialists (CDS), know that rapid removal of the water affecting your store can save you thousands of dollars and other unexpected difficulties. Complete dryness of your building is also crucial to protecting the building from future damage. Interior spaces of not only walls and ceilings, but also inside display racks and shelving units must attain dryness again. This protects against both microbial growth and physical deterioration of the materials.

We work as quickly as possible while keeping health and safety, as well as legal requirements in mind. Until we completely remove the water, followed by elimination of all threats to health and safety that the water introduced to your business's environment, the contamination in your store continues to pose a risk to the public.

SERVPRO of Norristown can be reached at (610) 272-8520, any hour of the day or night, year-round. Helping you eliminate the crisis through commercial water removal services and complete decontamination prepares your store to pass Health Department inspection so you can reopen your business.

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Commercial Water Damage in Your Norristown Warehouse Can Ruin Inventory

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Damage in a warehouse needs to be dealt with right away so that the items stored have the best chance of recovery. Call SERVPRO after damage.

Containing and Controlling the Damage are Key Tasks of the Remediation Process

When you operate a warehouse that stores goods for other businesses and industries, ensuring that the entire environment is suitable for that purpose can help keep you in business. Local businesses in Norristown sometimes store their excess goods and materials in warehouses to ensure that they remain available when needed but out of the way of daily operations at their factory.

If the environmental conditions surrounding a warehouse cause substantial commercial water damage in Norristown, the inventory inside can suffer damage and loss, too. Water damage can also stem from broken pipes, a leaking roof, a toilet that flooded the bathroom, and so many other possibilities. The crucial aspect is removing the water remaining to restore a level of normal humidity.

We understand that you owe your clients responsible protection of their goods. We can help you restore dryness to your building and the items inside, protecting them from any additional damage. To assist you with the insurance claims process, as a third party we can provide you with an inventory of damaged goods.

Removal of damaged goods might seem overwhelming, but afterward, you can more easily perform an accounting of the goods not destroyed. To keep damage from continuing, we rely on air blowers to circulate the air, heaters to increase the rate of evaporation, and dehumidifiers to extract airborne moisture. Surfaces receive similar attention simultaneously.
To prevent secondary water damage, we treat mold-prone surfaces with an antimicrobial agent. Metal surfaces are treated to prevent rust and corrosion. Affected carpeting can harbor microbes, or become damaged in other ways. Each setting requires an individualized assessment, which our Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) skillfully performs. Our goals include performing the mitigation required so that your damages remain controlled and lower than expected.

SERVPRO of Norristown wants to help you provide the services our community's industries need. Call us at (610) 272-8520, at any hour of the day or night, as emergencies happen around the clock. We stand ready to help mitigate your warehouse's water damage situation.

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Shipping Companies and Warehouse Managers Turn to SERVPRO in Norristown

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Warehouse space and water damage is never a good mix. Call the technicians at SERVPRO to quickly remediate and spare you additional damage.

Professional Technicians Provide Factories with Reliable Damage Services

Finding a company with the personnel and resources to remove water from your warehouse space fast should be a priority after water intrusion occurs on your Norristown property. Smaller companies may say that they can get the job done, but take far too long causing additional damage to stored assets.

Running a shipping business is hard enough without having to deal with inadequate commercial water removal services in Norristown during an emergency. It is important to keep your warehouse dry, so if you experience a fire that triggers your suppression system, have a plumbing leak, or storm damage occurs, it helps to have access to a company that can deal with each of these situations properly.

SERVPRO technicians respond urgently to every call we receive. Day or night, 365-days a year, we make ourselves available to provide you with excellent emergency services that help recover your property after a fire, water intrusion, mold contamination, storm damage and more. We even have cleaning services available for companies just like yours, where we put our expertise to work maintaining your property at regular intervals, providing you with a keen eye that helps prevent disasters.

At SERVPRO we provide our technicians with all of the latest advances in equipment, giving us the upper-hand in most situations. We use infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers and water extractors of every size and shape. Our drying process involves the use of air movers, dehumidifiers, and a variety of hand tools that make drying time faster, leveling out the relative humidity of any room, reducing the possibility of developing secondary damages to assets that remain out of harm’s way during the event.  

SERVPRO’s emergency services provide you with access to expertly trained, IICRC-industry certified technicians who understand how to prioritize and perform at peak efficiency to save the majority of exposed items on your property. We have access to personnel, equipment, and resources that make delivering quality water removal services easier, saving you from experiencing potential losses.

Request assistance with your water removal issues by contacting SERVPRO of Norristown, today. We stand ready to provide you with the excellent services you deserve. (610) 272-8520

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